Hamilton Police are pleased to announce that over 1000 outstanding wanted individuals have been arrested over the span of an eighteen-month project. This significant project contributes to a safer and more secure community and streets for all.
This effort has resulted in a significant number of arrests, the seizure of various weapons, including firearms, the recovery of stolen property, and illicit drugs. These arrests encompassed individuals wanted for property and victim-related offenses, as well as weapon offenses and violations of previous judicial releases.
In April of 2022, Hamilton Police initiated Project KORA (Keeping Offenders Responsible and Accountable), a comprehensive initiative that involved multiple units from within our service. The primary objective of this project was to hold individuals committing offenses accountable and reduce the number of wanted individuals in our community.
Throughout this project our dedicated officers, hailing from various units within the service, invested considerable time and employed their investigative skills to locate and apprehend these outstanding offenders, ensuring they were held accountable for their actions. The officers pursued leads relentlessly and followed up on information regarding the whereabouts of the offenders until they were brought into custody.
In addition to the charges related to the wanted individuals, 295 further charges have been filed with the courts.
A substantial quantity of illicit drugs were seized, including 272 grams of Fentanyl, 5.5 grams of methamphetamine, 30 grams of cocaine, and illegal oxycodone pills. Additionally, investigators recovered various weapons, such as brass knuckles, hatchets, knives, pellet guns, a crossbow, throwing stars, a taser, and five firearms.
Further, over $4,800 in Canadian currency was seized as proceeds of crime.
The Hamilton Police Service remains committed to conducting ongoing investigations aimed at enhancing public safety within Hamilton.
If you have any information pertaining to gun violence or any criminal activity within our city, we urge you to contact the Hamilton Police at 905-546-4925.
For those who wish to provide information anonymously, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com.